I love the keeks at my local Best Buy. Salesman they ain't but honest, they are.
I happen to turn on the TV just as the CBS morning show was discussing the future of the tablet industry and where Apple stood since Mr Jobs passing, yadda, yadda, yadda.
What caught my ear was the disclosure about Microsoft entering the hardware arena with their android tablet.
It sure was impressive but they were saying it may be a year before they make the big unveiling, and they were just building up the suspense, etc. so I asked my keek about it. He said October and that the price is very competitive at $400.00.
I turned out the store and said "See ya in October". I sure am happy I waited.
Running errands all day in 95° heat certainly did not make me happy about having to cook dinner so I am cheating and making Italian Beef sandwiches.
The Nudge had them in Chi Town and at least once a year I indulge him.
They really are easy to make if you buy the beef on sale at the Deli counter.
You need the following items:
* 1 cup beef stock
* 1 pound thick sliced Italian Roast Beef
* 1 red pepper, sliced lengthwise
* 1 onion, sliced in half moons
* 1 clove garlic, sliced
* Provolone cheese (optional)
* Submarine rolls or loaf of Italian bread
Saute the peppers and onions with olive oil until tender. Add a pinch of red pepper flakes and a sliced garlic clove and simmer until you can smell the garlic.
Add the beef stock and simmer for 5 minutes.
Meanwhile pre-heat the toaster oven to 400°.
Slice the beef into 1" thick slices and add to the stock. Stir until coated, then shut off the heat.
Slice open the bread, place on a sheet pan and toast in the oven until edges start to brown, about 5 minutes.
Remove the pan, add the beef mixture to the bottom half, place a slice of cheese on the beef and top it with the other half of the bread.
Take a piece of foil or butchers paper and place the sandwich into the middle of foil, spoon a nice amount of juice over the sandwich and wrap it in the foil, like you would a burrito. Place the sandwich back onto the sheet pan and place back in the oven foe 5 minutes. Turn over and repeat.
Serve the sandwich with a bowl of juice for dipping.
This sandwich is the reason why I love my toaster oven in the summer. It doesn't heat up the house but if you want, throw the wrapped sandwiches on the grill and you won't have to even turn on the oven.